Daylight saving starts

Last Sunday 1Oct17 marked the beginning of daylight saving in Victoria. Ellen read us a humorous poem she has composed on the subject of daylight saving:


What did you do in your house last night?
Did you sort out the clocks and get them all right?
Did you fix up the microwave, stove and TV
Turn their clocks on so their times all agree?
Did you work out the way to change each device
Which buttons to press or to tap once or twice?
Did you alter the wall clock and bedside alarm
The clock in your car and the watch on your arm?
Then after you’d done all that changing of clocks,
Did you check out the fire alarms and all the locks?
Did you get yourself moving and early to bed
So you’d wake bright and chirpy, not grumpy instead?
Did you leap out of bed with a sense of delight
That somehow the morning still seemed like the night?
Did you think of the power you’ll be saving each day
Now Daylight Saving has come into play?
Or did you get sleepily out of your bed
Wondering why you were feeling half dead.
Remember the reason and, with a sigh,
Wish you could wave Daylight Saving goodbye!

Ellen Carr 28-9-17